New Americans Success Act Introduced on Capitol Hill

July 29, 2015

On Thursday, bipartisan members of Congress, Tony Cárdenas (D-California) and Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (R-Florida), introduced a bill to allow the federal government to give grants to programs that help integrate immigrants and encourage civic participation. This legislation, called the New Americans Success Act, is championed by New Americans Campaign partners NALEO Educational Fund and the National […]

Carnegie Corporation Celebrates ‘Great Immigrants: The Pride of America’

July 28, 2015

This July Carnegie Corporation celebrated its yearly campaign, “Great Immigrants: The Pride of America.” Carnegie Corporation is one of the founding funders of the New Americans Campaign. The Great Immigrants campaign is a yearly celebration that honors well-known naturalized citizens who have made notable contributions to the progress of our society. It is a salute […]

A Journey ‘Home’

July 27, 2015

The following post is written by Breandán Magee, senior director of programs with our partner the Illinois Coalition for Immigrant and Refugee Rights (ICIRR) in Chicago. Becoming a United States citizen is a milestone moment in the life of any immigrant, and it comes with a flood of emotions. I naturalized in March of this […]

USCIS Expands Municipal Citizenship Outreach Partnerships

July 10, 2015

In the past three months, United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) has added three cities to its Citizenship Outreach Partnerships. On April 23, USCIS announced the signing of a letter of agreement with the City of Atlanta to promote citizenship awareness. In the letter of agreement, USCIS and Atlanta committed to, among other things: […]

USCIS Releases Materials for Citizenship Public Education and Awareness Initiative

July 8, 2015

Earlier this week, United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) released a series of promotional materials as part of the Citizenship Public Education and Awareness Initiative. This media campaign initiative was launched under the Task Force on New Americans and part of President Obama’s executive actions on immigration. The media campaign is intended to raise […]

Detroit Welcomes New Americans at Citizenship Ceremony

July 2, 2015

On June 26, the City of Detroit’s Immigration Task Force hosted a citizenship ceremony where 105 people from 37 countries were welcomed as new U.S. citizens. The ceremony was held in partnership with United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) and the International Institute of Metropolitan Detroit, a New Americans Campaign partner. Wojciech Zolnowski, executive […]

On Fourth Anniversary, New Americans Campaign Announces Seattle Site

July 1, 2015

Today, on its fourth anniversary, the New Americans Campaign launches a new site in Seattle. It joins the growing list of campaign sites across the country that promote naturalization for the 8.8 million lawful permanent residents in the U.S. who are eligible. Seattle is the 17th site to join the New Americans Campaign, an innovative […]

Evaluation of New Americans Campaign in Year 3 Highlights Benefit of Collaboration, Innovation

June 29, 2015

A new report that evaluates the progress of the New Americans Campaign after its third year highlights the benefits of the collaboration and innovation that the campaign encourages. Among other things, the report, produced by Informing Change, offers findings on New Americans Campaign strategies to assess how the campaign has increased sustainable local capacity for […]

English, Civics Classes Help Aspiring Americans Achieve Citizenship

In your late 60s, your life is typically already established. But that wasn’t the case for Thanh Do, who uprooted his life and moved to the United States from Vietnam in 2008 seeking freedom and opportunities. “I was very grateful to finally be in the U.S.,” says Thanh. “My life here in America has been […]

Recognizing the Resilience and Strength of Refugees Worldwide

June 19, 2015

Saturday marks the 15th World Refugee Day. In December 2000, the United Nations passed Resolution 55/76, which dedicated this day as a commemoration for refugees across the world. World Refugee Day not only spreads awareness of the estimated 60 million refugees across the globe but also praises the resilience of these ordinary people living through […]

Our Impact

  • The Campaign has nearly doubled the number of naturalization applications completed in NAC sites by since the first year through over 2,500 naturalization workshops and clinics.
  • Nearly 154,000 citizenship applications completed since July 2011.

    Saved aspiring citizens and their families over $135 million in legal and application fees.
  • Adopted scalable technology. MP3 players, Google Voice, and Virtual Private Network (VPN) services are being used to enhance naturalization service delivery.
  • Expanded the New American Workforce (an effort to provide naturalization assistance within corporations) which has partnered with over 100 businesses across the nation, ranging from hotels in Miami to American Apparel in Los Angeles.
  • Deployed CitizenshipWorks, an online tool, across the NAC in multiple settings and languages. This quarter the NAC also began to integrate the new CitizenshipWorks mobile phone app into services, and are poised to pilot CitizenshipWorks 2.0 with a New York partner.
  • Were instrumental in inspiring the US Citizenship and Immigration Service to support the Citizenship Corners initiative.
  • Created innovative partnerships with public libraries, school districts, universities, social service agencies, and employers, all of which yield not only greater numbers of applicants but also greater awareness of the naturalization process.
  • Deployed a large-scale volunteer recruitment program through an e-learning course.

    Reached diverse communities. Local partners consistently outreach and provide culturally competent and language-appropriate services.
Learn more from our
Impact Report.

Who We’re Helping

People come to America from all over the world with dreams of achieving a better life for themselves and their families and calling this great nation home. Eight million people who live, work, and pay taxes in this country are eligible for citizenship, yet only about eight percent of them naturalize each year. Find out more about these individuals and the barriers they face.Read More